Maybe you like shopping for school supplies.
Perhaps hauling the kids to the store, or to several stores, and traipsing up and down aisles looking for the right binders and folders, the markers and pens, the tape and glue sticks book covers while check off your list, trips your trigger.
If not, there's now a way to do it from home for any many public elementary school, and some private ones, with a few clicks. Then you just wait for it all to be packed and shipped to your door.
As of the coming school year, , and have their school shopping lists available on School-Pak, a website that promises to deliver all your needed school supplies right to your doorstep.
Terri Schulist founded Milwaukee-based School-Pak in 1991 after a frustrating shopping trip to the store, searching for a "purple folder" that appeared on her son's suggested supply list.
With her husband, Gene, she put together a plan to provide packages of school supplies, based on teachers' lists, to surrounding schools.
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School-Pak has now grown to a nationally recognized provider of pre-packaged supply kits, listed as No. 1 on Google searches for "pre-packaged school supplies," "school supply kits" and "packaged school supplies."
Those searches have led to growth in the New York area, Northern Illinois, San Antonio and throughout Florida and other states.
Because it's a Milwaukee company, parents can shop online instead of in stores and still support the local economy.
And while a few of our other local schools are not on School-Pak's site, we've tracked down their school supplies list and you can find them right here:
- Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District
- students receive their individual school supply lists from their teachers at orientation, or the first day of school.